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captioning funded by cbs good morning. it is wednesday, december 30th, 2015. welcome to "cbs this morning." historic flooding threatens 18 million people in the midwest and the mississippi river could swell to its highest level in more than 20 years. >> donald trump announces he'll spend millions for a final push on a primary vote. >> will guns and roses make a final push? we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener." your world in 90 seconds. >> a lot of disaster. a lot of people hurt right now. >> we expect mostiv rers to crest in the next few days. >> flood fears rise in more than a dozen states. >> 18 million americans now
living under warning. missouri is grappling with what officials there are calling historic -- th white houonse conditis from e northeast to the midwest. >> thousands of travelers are stranded. >> we don't even know if we are going to get on a flight. >> george pataki announced the suspension of his campaign and donald trump is ramping up his fight against hillary. >> madam president, can you imagine? if it has to be a woman,hi wch i'm all in favor one day, it shouldn't be hillary. >> the u.s. military says iranian naval vessels conducted rocket tests near u.s. war strips inhe ttr sait of hormuz. >> a 4.4 magnitude earthquake widely felt across southern california. >> everything started shaking really bad. >> the fbi is invgaesti ttinghe fatal crash of a plane into an anchorage office building. the pilot's wife workedn othe
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millions of americans face the threat of flooding in illinois and missouri. mandatory are under way at this hour and in missouri the flood is blamed for 13 deaths. >> the mississippi river could each 14 feet above its flooding stage in st. louis. the flooding could affect 18 million in its path from illinois to louisiana. anna werner has more. >> reporter: this is what you're seeing around st. louis or they are waiting for it to happen. this is river water coming this way. it looks kind of just like a generic area or a field. this is supposed to be the southbound lane of u.s. 67, but as you can tell, there is no divided highway here, because of the severity of this flooding. the national guard has been activated statewide to help
fight the floods. the water has surrounded west alton, missouri, where residents were told tuesday, it's time to leave. >> we got everything out of our basement of anything important and cleaned out the house of clothes. >> reporter: as the mississippi river threatens st. louis county, it took team work to fill 20,000 sandbags. officials pleaded for help and the community responded. >> just like the movie "field of dreams," if you build it, they will come. >> reporter: the army corps of engineers is monitoring 19 vulnerable levees on the rising mississippi river and its tributaries. in the shadow of st. louis's majestic gateway arch during the city's wettest year, the mighty mississippi is expected to crest at over 43 feet close to its second highest level ever. missouri governor jay nixon. >> water levels in some locations are predicted to succeed the historic crest during the great flood of 1993. >> reporter: this was hannibal,
missouri, in july 1993 when the river crested 22 feet above flood stage. nine states saw flooding and 50 people died and nearly 150 major rivers and tributaries were affected. the floodwaters caused a spectacle. >> i drove in from kansas last night just to come over here and look at this. >> reporter: after flooding pushed untreated sewage into this plant into nearby rivers and streams, residents of high ridge, missouri, fortified their treatment plan to keep the flood out of the drinking water supply to thousands. in union, missouri, water crept over porch steps as river boats crept by and cindy says her area is not broken to flooding. >> they would not sell me flood insurance so i've never been concerned about it. >> reporter: this is not the usual time of year for the mississippi river to come over its banks. it's been more than 20 years since this kind of event has happened in the area, but all of that december rainfall is all
winding up down here. margaret? >> anna, thank you. some areas could suffer from the effects of the storm system for days. chief weather caster lonnie quinn of our new york station wcbs shows us what to expect. >> reporter: good morning, everybody. what is interesting to note you take a look at the satellite image for the entire u.s. a good portion of the country that is having this catastrophic flooding is getting a pretty calm day today. but, remember, a lag effect from when the big rains come and when the river crests. take a look at the number of rivers we have river flood warnings in effect. 18 states have a flash of green out here. each and every urnship one a river flood warning. you saw the pictures in st. louis. here is the deal. for st. louis, flood stage is 30 feet and 31 feet will cause a problem and right now it's 41 feet and it will crest tomorrow at 43.1 the third highest in history. i don't see it being a record because that would be up to like six feet above that. two more inches of rain will
fall in the southeast so that is problematic as well. if you take a look at how things will change by the time you get to new year's eve to new year' day colder air for the norman tier of country and mid-atlantic states have chillier air. in new york city, you're dealing what is the warmest december in our history going back to the late 1800s and start on a different note as we go into the new year. that is the latest. now back to you. >> lonnie, thank you very much. airlines are scrambling this morning to get back on track after days of weather delays. more than 160 flights are cancelled so far today and 170 delayed. yesterday, more than 7,300 flights were cancelled or delayed. adriana diaz is at chicago's o'hare airport, one of the hardest hit airport. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. if you're trying to get through security at this checkpoint this morning you have to get on this line. it is eight rows deep and starts a hundred yards in that direction. some of the passengers on this
flin are frustrated and weary. they are just trying to get home after weather delays from two days ago backed up flights. >> our flight was at 5:30 and it's 10:00! and they cancelled it now they won't speak to someone! this is bull [ bleep ]! it's such a bull [ bleep ]! >> reporter: emotions are running high at chicago's o'hare airport as travelers suggle to get to their destination. this woman is trying to get back to northern virginia. >> how long does this even go? oh, my god. this is actually -- this is for security? >> reporter: yes. the airport set up 400 cots last night for people calling these terminals home and hope pfizer and scott millman found a spot on the floor. they described the situation as chaos. >> they wouldn't tell us that our flight had been delayed for an hour and then they would just continue to tell us it's been
delayed for an hour. finally, they move your gate and tell you it's cancelled. >> reporter: flightaware.com ceo daniel baker says flights are packed so rebooking the stranded take time and when it gets airlines to pony up for a hotel. >> the airlines doesn't have an obligation to put you up at once. if you put enough pressure on them and you have a good reason you probably could pull that off. >> reporter: that couple we met sleeping on the floor, they are now at a hotel. they were rebooked on another flight but it doesn't leave until next year on new year's day. >> wow. adriana, thank you. we have breaking news this morning from new hampshire where four secret service agents were involved in a deadly car crash. local police say the agents' car was hit by another car that strayed across the center line in wakefield along the main border. the driver of that car was killed. the four agents are being treated for serious, but nonlife-threatening, injuries. donald trump says he is ready to put more money to work
in the republican presidential race. the billionaire has led the polls for months. even though other candidates have outspent him. he told reporters, though, he will ramp up spending in the new year. major garrett in washington looks at trump's plans for the final weeks before republicans start voting. major, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. donald trump played squire aboard his appointed private jet inviting reporters for an on-board press conference but reminding them not to scratch anything. trump promised to spend $2 million over campaign ads the next month and republicans running far behind trump ignored the front-runner and started attacking each other. >> madam president, can you imagine? believe me. women, if it's got to be a woman, which i'll all in favor of someday it shouldn't be hillary. >> reporter: at an iowa rally next month, trump aimed most of his barbs at hillary clinton but made a pitch to evangelical christians who made up more than half of the gop caucus turnout
attack is not new. >> reporter: another ad criticized kasich and christie. christie joined the jousting, questioning his rival's qualifications. >> we do not want another president who sits in a chair in the oval office on the first day and spins around and says, gee whiz, isn't it great i'm president? >> reporter: george pataki quid the field yesterday and reducing the republican candidates to 12. pataki rarely made a ripple in the undercard televised debates. spies captured private conversations between members of congress and israeli officials and happened despite president obama's promise to end routine eavesdropping on national allies. "wall street journal" reports
nsa targets netanyahu and his advisers during the iran nuclear talks. the journal said officials believed listening to netanyahu could help oppose his plan to block any deal on the iran. >> ned price of the national security council, quote. we are joined by juan zarate who was a national security adviser to president george w. bush. juan, you said you think that continuing to collect information on israeli leaders is a good decision? >> absolutely. i think we have to collect on heads of state and certainly the israeli prime minister is fair game in that regard. that said, the white house is going to have to answer to whether or not they engage in intelligence collection for political purposes. the context here matters.
it was during the height of the debate around the iranian nuclear deal where the political process was central. it was in the wake of the white house having taken on ownership of determining who and at what times heads of state would be collected on for signals intelligence purposes. and it was also the white house's understanding that they would get the collateral benefit of understanding the political discussions happening in congress and certainly within the united states at the time of this collection. so the white house is really going to have to answer to what is a very serious and important question. >> juan, you know, you look at what the u.s. has recently done with releasing an american spying for israeli, jonathan pollard and they had bugs in negotiating rooms in hotels where the nuclear negotiators were staying overseas to get inside what the u.s. is doing. in essence is this fair game but to disclose about an ally? >> absolutely fair game. i think the big boys and girls
of the intelligence world understand they are being listened to. i think one of the challenges of what the administration has done is to sort of unilaterally sdarm disarm on collecting on certain allies and not others and puts the white house in a uncomfortable position not to collect on angela merkel but collecting on allies like netanyahu. police in turkey this morning may have foiled suicide attacks planned for new year's eve. officers raided a house in ankara. the suicide attackers were reportedly going to blow themselves up in the capital city. police believe the suspects were working with isis. less than 24 hours more than a million people will pour into mid-town manhattan for the biggest new year's eve party in the country. organizers ran a confetti test tuesday with colorful paper
raining down on times square. don dahler is in times square where the police unveiled their security plans. >> reporter: good morning. the new york police department began preparations for this year's new year's eve when the last piece of confetti fell last year. with the threat of global terrorism looming, security is more intense than ever before. some measures, you can see. some measures, you can't. when the clock strikes 12:00 this new year's eve, the new york police department wants times square to be the most secure place in the world. >> we are very, very confident that new year's eve in new york city will be the safest place in the world to be. >> reporter: roughly 6,000 police officers are guard the heart of manhattan. hundreds of them with long guns and radiation detector and bomb sniffing dogs. rooftop snipers and nypd helicopters will be on patrol. at a new operations center in
downtown, manhattan, officers will monitor thousands of cameras. this year the nypd also set up a specialized counterterrorism unit with more than 500 highly trained cops and officials say there are no credible threats to new york city, deadly attacks in paris and san bernardino have raised the level of fear. >> we are aware that the threat picture has changed because of isis. that's why we have enlarged our capabilities here in the city with these additional units. >> reporter: spectators will not be allowed to bring in large bags, backpacks, nor alcohol. now, this year, the nypd issued some 20,000 smartphones to their officers so that they could have quicker response and share information about any potential threat. jeff? >> don, thank you. one of the most successful rock groups in history may be planning a comeback. guns 'n roses is reportedly considering a reunion tour next year and could signal the end of disputes among the band's
founding members. ♪ welcome to the jungle >> reporter: welcome back to the jungle may be in the future for this famous rock group. billboard magazine says members including axl rose and guitar slash plan to headline a coachella music festival in april and a music tour is in the works. one of the most successful rock groups of all time, gnr's 1987 album upended the genre. slash left the band in 1996. the two haven't performed on stage together in more than 20 years. rose snubbed an invitation to the band's rock 'n' roll hall of fame induction in 2012 but earlier this year, slash talked to "cbs this morning" about burying the feud with rose and the possibility of the band
reuniting. >> a lot of the attention you're talking about is -- we don't have all of those issues any more. not a lot of controversy. it's something that is more per p per pep waited by the media. >> would you want to do it? >> if everybody wanted to do it for the right reasons, i think the fans would love it. >> representatives for the band have not yet commented on the reported reunion. we would love to see the music but not sure about the hairstyles coming back. >> that's true. the so-called affluenza teenager to return to the united states today. ahead how a phone call reportedly led mexican
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♪ ♪ it is my story this is my song ♪ ♪ all the day long thisis my story ♪ >> gospel music legend with a beautiful tribute to another legend actress cicely tyson that aired last night on cbs. it included a children's choir from the cicely tyson school performing in fine arts, as well as jazz musician terrance
blanchard. can you see the emotion in the audience. the 91-year-old honoree was clearly delighted and overwhelmed by that performance. she had an extraordinary interview with gayle king the other day that aired, if you missed it. >> she talked about how that made such a difference. >> so good. welcome to "cbs this morning." fugitive teen ethan couch is in custody and likely to return to texas today. how a call to domino's may led to his capture in mexico. rikki klieman is in our green room and shows us how couch could face additional charges when he comes back to the united states. our fact checkers are working overtime in the next campaign. time to show you some of the morning's headlines from around the globe. the "chicago tribune" to announce that the mayor is
expected to announce changes in police tactics today. it includes tasers for every officer on street duty and training police to deescalate conflicts when it comes to shoot or don't shoot situations. fbi leading an investigation into why a pilot crashed a small plane into an office building where his wife worked. the cessna clipped her building, first, tuesday, before crashing into another ilbu.ding the pilot's wife worked on the sixth floor. the pilot was the plane's only occupant and was killed. officials do not believe it was an act of terrorism. it is reported the faa is investigating a plane that accidentally land odd a taxiway in seattle-tacoma runway. the pilot landed in a taxiway between two runways and nobody hurt but it could have been disastrous if a plane was parked there. the fourth time that mistake has been made at the airport.
"the new york times" reports on a new copyright class action lawsuit against the music streaming service spotify. david larry who led beethoven and cracker is seeking $150 million in damages. the suit claims spotified streamed songs without the necessary rights. the fugitive texas teen known for the so-called affluenza defense is expected to return to the u.s. from mexico today. ethan couch and his mother tonya were arrested at a puerto vallarta apartment complex. the pair on the run for about three weeks. omar villafranca is outside the courthouse in ft. worth, texas, with how the investigators tracked them down. omar, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. according to reports, couch and his mother made a call to domino's pizza and that is what tipped off u.s. investigators. mexican officials on the ground went to the location of the call which happened to be a resort. once they were there, they were
told the pair had relocated to a $350 a night apartment in a more discrete location. tarrant county officials say ethan couch had sort of a going away party before fleeing town with his mother tonya. during the three-week. >> christmas eve is about the time that i think that the really kind of concrete information came in. the problem with it was, as you can imagine, puerto vallarta christmastime a tremendous amount of tourists. >> reporter: their search eventually led mexican authorities helping with the investigation to this puerto vallarta apartment complex. according to reports, couch and his mother moved here after first staying at a resort. a picture taken shortly after couch's arrest reveals that he had dyed his blond hair black. in a statement on tuesday,
couch's attorney said we have not had the opportunity to speak with our client. couch disappeared earlier this month, shortly after this video was posted to twitter. it appears to show him at a party with drinking, possibly violating his ten-year probation. in 2013 when couch was 16, he killed four people and paralyzed another in a drunk driving crash. during the trial, his defense argued that he suffered from affluenza, a controversial condition of his privileged wealthy upbringing that failed to teach him responsibility. todd clement is an important representing the victims' families. >> no question that ethan couch was raised in a way where he was taught to avoid responsibility, that he was taught the rules don't apply to him and his family. i think now we seeing they do apply. >> reporter: couch will likely be placed in a juvenile detention facility until he turns 19 in april. in january, there is a hearing set to move his case over into
adult court. as for tonya couch, she faces a third-degree felony charge for helping him escape and that carries a sentence up to ten years in prison. let's bring in cbs news legal analyst rikki klieman. let's talk about the notion of the adult system and whether he is going to be moved. first of all, do you think he is going to be moved to the adult system and what happens if he is? >> well, first of all, everyone seems to think that because this is a, quote/unquote, bad boy, that he is going to be brought back to this country having fled to mexico and the book is going to be thrown at him and he is going into prison for a long time. the answer to that is wrong. and we have to go back, jeff, before i get to adult status. as a juvenile, the purpose of the system is to protect the child. it isn't to rehabilitate the child. the adult system is to punish. so what is going to happen? he is going to be brought back.
jail. that's it. then the government wants to transfer him to be an adult, because that is going to adult status. why? not because they can get him any more prison time, but they can, they believe, get him ten years probation or the reminder of what is left which is eight years and put him on probation to 2024. so if he then breaks the law or he then violates his probation, then he is going in. government is saying four deaths? we are going to look consecutive and look for 40 years if he does another bad thing. >> yet, the mother faces a third-degree felony charge. >> the mother may do more time than the son. the mother is facing third-degree felony charge two to ten years because she hindered the government from getting her son by taking him off to mexico. you have to remember consistency here, margaret and jeff. what happened originally was
they argued through the defense that this was the parent's fault, this permissive household and world of affluenza and why the parent should be responsible. i'll say an end of the year observation that i think we ought to look at. this is a story of a rich white boy who got a break, is too kind of a word, when he, by virtue of, quote/unquote, affluenza got probation. if he were a young man of color, you would not see that happen. that's why people get upset with the system. >> rikki klieman, thank you. political tall tales reached new heights this year. ahead a look at some of the x s exaggerations on the campaign trail. if you're heading out to work, set your dvr so you can watch "cbs this morning" this morning. you don't want to miss seth doane's rare look inside north korea. we will be right back. ♪
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you thought it already arrived from all of the talk about the election. but we are just over ten months away and 23 candidates from both parties jumped into the presidential race. today, the field has been whittled down to just 15. just 15. the crowded contest has kept political fact checkers busy. jan crawford is in washington with some of the most memorable tall tales. >> reporter: you where politics is concerned, there is always the truth to stretch. but this year, was something special. >> read my lips. no new taxes. >> if you like -- >> reporter: in president hall politics, the whoppers can be legendary. >> i did not have sexual relations with that woman. >> because people have got to know whether or not their president is a crook. well, i'm not a crook. >> reporter: but in this year's
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>> reporter: but in 2015 trump didn't have the whopper ma nope reply. >> i'm sorry for that. i take responsible. >> reporter: hillary clinton had her share most notably her attempt to explain why she had an e-mail server. >> i saw it as a matter of convenience and it was allowed. others had done it. >> none of them had a private server, though. >> reporter: then she told a whopper about the king of whoppers. >> he is becoming isis' best recruiter. they are going to people and showing videos of donald trump insulting islam and muslims in order to recruit more radical jihadists. >> reporter: trump wasn't alone calling that false and noted the fact checkers. >> to lead the fight -- >> reporter: republican contender ted cruz got dinged
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♪ it is wednesday, december 30th, 2015. welcome back to "cbs this morning." more real news ahead, including a new focus on an old crime. why a documentary series is trying to solve a murder, while the convicted killer is already serving a life sentence. first, here's a look at today's "eye opener" at 8:00. because of the severity of the flo the flooding theat nional guard has been at&t to fight the flood. >> take a look at the river flood warnings. 18 states have a flash of green. >> some of the passengers are frustrated and weary. >> they won't let me speak to someone! >> trump promised to spend $2
million a week over the next month on campaign ads. >> the entire world blew up during her term. >> i think we have to collect on heads ofte sta. that said, the white house is going to have to answer to whether or not they engage in intelligence collection for political purposes. with the threat of global terrorism looming, security is more intense than ever before. >> he is going to be brought .back he can only face a 120 days in jail. that's it. >> if james bond ever needs an assistant, he may want to get ahold of this rah don't know hanging from the ceiling of a doughnut shop. >> he is going to do it. he is going to commit. i'm margaret brennan with jeff glor. charlie, gayle and norah are
off. historic flooding in the midwest. the latest effect of a deadly storm system that barreled through the south. mandatory evacuations are under way right now. rivers with swelling to near record levels and hundreds of roads are closed. shipping on the mississippi river has been halted. the river is expected to crest on thursday south of st. louis. >> this flooding may affect 18 million people in states along the river from illinois to louisiana. the storms are respond for at least 13 deaths in missouri already. the governor called 12 of those deaths preventable and urged drivers to avoid rising water. homes and businesses are flooded across the state and roads are closed in nearly 500 places. >> the weather disrupted one of the busy period of the year. tens and thousands of travelers were stranded. chicago o'hare airport set up cots for passengers. so far, nearly 180 flights are
cancelled today nationwide. about 350 are delayed. tuesday, more than 7400 flights were cancelled or delayed. two small earthquakes in the earthquake shook thousands of people in two major cities but left no real damage. quake struck last night near victoria, british, columbia. six hours later a quake hit san bernardino county east of los angeles. the u.s. this morning is accusing iran of testing rockets too close to two american warships. the incident happened saturday in the strait of hormuz, a very busy and strategic waterway between iran and the arab peninsula. a u.s. military spokesman says iranian ships fired several rockets less than a mile from the aircraft carrier "harry s. truman." donald trump says he will spend deds million a week on
campaign ads the next month. those commercials in iowa, new hampshire, and south carolina would be the republican front-runner's first major ad campaign. at a rally in iowa last night, trump sharpened his attacks on hillary clinton. >> madam president, can you imagine? believe me, women, if it's got to be a woman, which i'm all in favor of someday, it shouldn't be hillary. >> clinton do not mention trump by name at a rally in new hampshire. she argued the economy does better when a democrat is president and she also got a question about equal pay for women and came from a young boy whose mother is a teacher and his father is an engineer. >> i think my mother isn't working much harder -- is working more harder than my father and she deserves to have more money -- like get more money than my father. >> oh, that is really so sweet! i think that we still have
problems and if you deny those problems, you are denying the fastest way to increase income in america and that is to make sure women are paid what they deserve in the job that they do. >> the former secretary of state was also asked if she would serve in another democratic cabinet. she said, let's not put any carts before any horses. kids in california who received hoverboards for christmas have two days left to ride them. they will be outlawed for anyone under 16 on new year's day under a new state law. all outdoor riders in california have to wear helmets and use bike lanes as awellnd can go no faster than 15 miles per hour. videos of hoverboard-related injuries are spreading fast on social media. >> oh, my! >> one of them knocked down former heavyweight mike tyson who concealed after falling down.
he posted "life happens fast." >> that was definitely a squeal. wow. i hope he is okay. other videos show some of these boards bursting into flames. consumer safety groups say the lithium batteries that paower te boards may be to blame. russell crowe didn't get that memo. he blasted this. he wrote the following. >> we still don't understand why they are called hoverboards since they don't hover and we don't understand why people don't put their hands down when they are falling and it seems they crash their head back. watch out. north korea is one of the most isolated countries on the planet. seth doane went on assignment in the secretive nation. ahead, the sometimes surreal
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♪ a new netflix series raises questions about a high profile wisconsin murder case like the podcast serial and hbo "the jinx" making a murderer has reignited interest from a crime that van issued from the american spotlight. michelle miller is showing us how many wonder if a innocent man was framed twice. >> reporter: making a murder fofs on steve avery who has a lengthy rap sheet and spent 18 years in prison for a rape he didn't commit. he was finally exonerated in 2003 by evidence and then he was back behind bars and this time accused of murder. >> we are all victims.
they won't leave us alone and keep it up and they keep it up. >> reporter: when it became clear he was the suspect in teresa halbach's death, steve avery claimed he was being set up. >> somebody plant the body? >> i didn't do it. >> who did it? >> i don't know. >> reporter: halbach's car with avery's blood in it was discovered in the avery family salvage yard. the 25-year-old's cremated remains were steps away from his trailer. avery's teenager nephew brendan even confessed to being an accomplice. >> i want to come out and ask you -- who shot her in the head? >> did he. >> why didn't he tell us that? >> didn't think of it. >> reporter: avery supporters say police manipulated a frightened boy with a learning disability. he later recanted to his mother. >> did you?
huh? >> not really. >> what do you mean not really? >> it's in my head. >> reporter: halbach was raped and murdered in 2005, with one year after avery filed a $36 million civil lawsuit for his wrongful conviction. that suit had embarrassed several law enforcement officials in the county exposing possible misconduct in the rape case. two officers from that case also worked the halbach investigation and helped find her car keys inside avery's bedroom. >> i'm at avery salvage. >> reporter: investigators were on the salvage yard eight days looking for clues. >> i didn't see them plan evidence with my own two eyes. didn't see it. but do i understand how human beings might be tempted to plant evidence? i don't have any difficulty on those human emotions at all. >> reporter: avery was convicted in 2007 for the halbach murder and sentenced to life in prison.
filmmakers spent ten years working on "making a murderer." we were very thorough and, in our opinion, very accurate and very fair. >> reporter: former district attorney krats told "cbs this morning" the netflix area leaves out evidence and including cell phone evidence that avery lured halbach to the salvage yard. they say the investigators framed avery were, quo, irresponsible and inconsistent with a consideration of all the evidence presented. the filmmakers say their goal was to document avery's case as it unfold would in its entirety. >> our question going in was never about guilt or innocence or about trying to solve this crime, it was really an exploration into the system. >> reporter: and teresa
halbach's family did not respond to our request. the family issued a statement they were saddened that people were creating entertainment and trying to profit from their loss. we reached out to other police and prosecutors mentioned in "making a murderer," they either did not respond or declined to give interviews to "cbs this morning." >> thanks, michelle, thank you. >> one of the most secretive countries in the world invited us in for a visit but within some very strict limits. >> you have to go. if you want this your last trip. >> last trip meaning if we interview people, we can't come to flnorth korea? >> you can't come. >> seth doane's interview is ahead on "cbs this morning." cen. a complete, and tasty way to support... ...your energy... ...immunity... and metabolism like never before. centrum multigummies.
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♪ north korea, this morning, introduced the official in charge of relations with south korea was killed in a traffic accident. state media gave no details of what happened. another sign of the country's secrecy. leader kim jung un. earlier this year north korea did allow journalists inside the reclusive nation.
our seth doane was among them. >> reporter: reporting from north korea is equal parts fascinating and frustrating. there is no doubt they are masters at putting on a show. this is saber rattling on a very grand scale. but it's hard to know what is performance and what is real. north korea's government granted permission for us to visit this fall. we were bussed around like tourists. we cannot choose where we will go. we are brought to different places. today, we are being brought to the birth place of kim ilsun. he is the grandfather of kim jong- jong-un. this secretive state. they took us deep down into a metro station. even here, it was hard to know
what was staged. asking folks didn't add much clarity, especially with a government assigned minder controlling with whom we could speak. how about this lady here? we haven't asked. can we ask? still it was clear just how deeply the government touches its people. why do you want to wear kim il song? do you wear that pin every day? nrs th >> translator: this isn't get off even one hour. >> reporter: we were granted access to this secretive country butike we were ushered around a city and shown seats to a show. there were actual performances which demonstrated the softer side of this nuclear armed state. unbelievably the government took us to a doff fin performance. here the aim couldn't possibly
have been to wow us with the tricks these marine mammals could do. no. the real show was next to us in the stands. seemingly happy and apparently middle class north koreans. so can we talk to some people? wait. i just want to talk to some of the people who came. >> no. no time. >> reporter: we don't have time? we tried again outside. how did you like the show? until our minder lost his patience. >> we have to go. if you want this to be your last trip, do you it. >> reporter: last trip? meaning if we interview people, we can't come to north korea? >> you can't come. >> reporter: this military parade was the focal point of our visit and it's what the wanted us foreign journalists to broadcast home, a strong north korea. one of the things that you can't quite appreciate when you see this on television is with all of this goose stepping while you're standing here, the ground is shaking. but what struck us even more than the military might were the faces of those everyday people looking up at their leader kim
jong-un in awe. could that possibly be an act? afterwards, we asked parade goer kim sue ha about the anti-american rhetoric we have seen and heard here. i'm an american, what do you think about that? i didn't know you were american, but it's quite surprising, she giggled, you're not as evil as what i've read about in books. there it was. a glimpse of something authentic. a sense that so much could be accomplished if we could only communicate for real. for "cbs this morning," i'm seth doane in pyongyang, north korea. >> so interesting to watch. >> seth did a good job. >> he did. can we talk to that person? no, they don't want to talk. i haven't asked her yet. >> at a dolphin show. you're not as evil as i thought you'd be. recent tornadoes ripped away pets from their owners. we will show you the emotional
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they do have a question about the chicken. could you tell us a little bit more about it? >> the chicken is a heritage breed, woodland raised chicken that is fed soy milk and hazel nuts. >> one more time. is this local? >> it is. >> is that usda organic or portland organic? >> it's just all across the board, organic. >> that is the show portlandia poking fun at the new obsession with food labels. welcome back. allegations of fraud coming up in this half hour in the exclusive world of artisan sweets. the makers of $9 chocolate bars. >> nine bucks?
alicia on the rise. that is ahead. right now it's time to show you some of this morning's headlines los angeles reports on the arrest of former "glee" actor mark salling for allegedly possessing child porn. the 33-year-old played noah puckerman on "glee." he was arrested in l.a. on tuesday. his bail is reportedly set at $20,000. "the new york times" says there is a global race to gain the upper hand in antarctica. turkey and iran are planning bases this. one long-term goal is explore the mineral oil and gas reserves in antarctica. politico reports one man showed up at a campaign stop in iowa for democratic presidential
candidate martin o'malleo'malle. the man identified as kenneth braved a severe winter storm on monday to attend. the weather forced other candidates to cancel their events. o'malley said kenneth was glad to see him but he still wouldn't commit to caucus for him. three brothers are the newest members of the new york city police department. they were more than 1100 graduates of the academy on tuesday. among them steven and twin brothers alec and john. they followed the foot steps of their father anthony who is a 30-year veteran of the nypd. new york city is reported on mail carrier who allegedly dumped bags of holiday mail in the trash because he was stressed out. officials say 25-year-old daniel darby was overwhelmed bill the extra cards and gifts he was supposed to deliver earlier this month. they say darby admitted to ripping open some of the mail to see what it contained. he faces up to five years in
prison. new york "daily news" reports on pow people on twitter mocked a leader of isis. baghdadi tried to inspire muslims to join his group. one tweeted a translation of the message received funny response. one says he is busy watching "star wars." another wants to wait and see what happens to john snow on the new season of "game of thrones." one said i have to be home at 8:00 p.m. will we be done by them? >> he got trolled on twitter. not interested. cbsnews.com says a north texas family was reunited with a dog they lost in last weekend's tornadoes. >> ah! thank you! whoa! goodness! >> i love this video! it captured michael delgado pulling his dog lucy to safety. she was discovered in the wreckage two days after the storm destroyed the family's
home. rescuers didn't hear lucy's cries until they had given up looking. they also found the family's other dog sawyer. delgado said he is happy everyone survived with just cuts and bruises. both dogs are expected to be okay. nearly 2 million people have already watched the rescue on our facebook page. they liked it as much as i did. if you want to see or share the video go to facebook.com/cbsthismorning. a scandal surrounding high-end chocolate pushed the phrase bean to bar into the mainstream. the mast brothers chocolate company is accused of using remelted chocolate from another brand in some of its products. the brothers say they only did so in their early days and never lied to consumers. part of a larger debate about so-called artisan products. research shows americans want more information about what they are eating. 59% look for products labeled natural and 66% search for
locally produced items. suzanne vranica, thank you for being here. >> thank you for having me. >> reporter: the mast brothers acknowledge they use some remelted chocolate and say they never labeled those beans to bar but we said this is part of a bigger issue. >> absolutely. it seems like every couple of weeks another company is getting hauled into the social media sphere and everybody is attacking them because guess what. some of their marketing is not holding up to the product. all of those back to the changes that we are seeing in consumers eating habits, right? everybody is looking to be healthier. they are looking for simple source and they are looking for gmo-free products. and so companies are responding because people are abandoning products that aren't healthy so what do you do? you have to sort of use marketing techniques and different words. clearly they are trying to make better products in many cases but, a lot of times this is simple marketing. when it is marketing and it falls through, that is when you're in trouble from a company's perspective. >> the people are looking for truth in advertising but you're
saying like any other business? >> it's business and companies are driven by profit margins and shareholder value. it's in conflict to what goes to making this stuff. >> why would somebody be willing to spend 9 dollars a bar? >> they think it's better. clearly, because it's made a different way. if you really want to spend $9 it depends on your taste. if it tastes better to you, then you should buy $9t. today you have all of the tools necessary to figure out what is really in it. it's really up to the consumer. you shouldn't be believing advertising to begin with. do your homework. go to website and clearly they can lie but nine times out of ten these things are going to flare up and come back and bite them. >> you still have to do research when people say organic is it usda or nongmo? so many labels.
>> that video is great. when you about what is going on here you take it back to the natural craze. we saw that the last couple of years. natural was on every product and government agencies had to get involved. right now, the fda still doesn't have an official meaning on the word natural so companies can slap it on. it's sort of a loose definition they have, no artificial or synthetics substances. but they actually are opening up for review and they are asking the public to comment so maybe they will come out with something stronger that companies can abide by. i think 40 billion dollar food business that uses the word natural and a huge business. it doesn't mean it can be interpreted by different companies in a different way. very few people out there checking up on this, right? there is not a whole task force looking at advertising every day. >> it's not just the word. it's the colors and the labeling the way they do it put trees and leaves on it and make it look -- it looks green and you just automatically think it's better, right? >> people just want to buy in. we always have bought into
imagery and advertising is always going to be around and they get clever at it. today it's artisanal. >> mcdonald's has an artisinal chicken sandwich. >> i think people think it means -- >> right, handmade but lots of wiggle room because nobody has defined it at least from the fda's perspective. companies have a lot of wiggle room. if you want to spend the extra buck then you need to do your homework and sometimes it's not very clear so you have to wait for somebody to do a big expo say on a company. seeing this in suburban category. lots of companies are removing the word natural from their products because there was a rash of consumer lawsuits against them. so it will take time and, guess what. two weeks from now a new word we will be talking about and a new marketing technique we will be talking about and get us to pay more. >> in the meantime, i'm looking at the chocolates there.
>> margaret wants a chicken sandwich right now. >> i just want the chocolate version. suzanne, thank you. hollywood's newest "it" girl found her spot on the movie set. >> i'm able to call what i call my passion my job. >> reporter: which is pretty special. >> very special. >> anthony mason finds out how
♪ this has been a record breaking holiday season for hollywood. last weekend was the highest grossing christmas weekend in box office history. with $300 million ticket sales in north america. one highly anticipated moving drawing clouds and critical acclaim is "the danish story. >> it's based on a true story in a marriage in transition. it starred golden globe nominated actress alicia vikanner. anthony, good morning. >> reporter: it's an enchanting year for alicia vikander.
a new cover girl and stars in films. behind her sudden success are years of hard work and they are paying off. in just a matter of months, alicia vikander has gone from obscurity to "it" girl a sense has even taken her by surprise. you got two golden globe nominations. >> which is pretty -- i don't think i've yet got my head around it. i did have a bit after freakout when i heard it. >> reporter: she has a best supporting actress nomination for her role as the robot in the artificial intelligence thriller." >> you shouldn't trust him. you shouldn't trust anybody. >> reporter: and the best actress nomination for "the danish girl." she plays the wife of danish artist einar wegener played by
eddie redmayne. the true story of one of the first sex change operations. >> it's extraordinary when somebody rejected from drama school twice. >> that's also -- i grew newspaper a country where is there a very tall industry. my mom is a stage actress, so i kind of know how tough it is and i never thought you could work abroad. >> reporter: we met at scandinavia house in new york at an exhibition of paintings by vilhelm hammershoi. growing up in gothenburg, sweden, it seems set on a different path. at 15, she went off to the royal swedish ballet school in stockholm but the demanding schedule made her doubt her
commitment. >> i love to be on stage, but sometimes i question it. i can't do this. and you need to want it so bad that you don't even question any of it. >> reporter: she left ballet school after she won a part in a swedish tv drama. >> then i suddenly felt that passion that i had been almost jealous of that some of other girls had. suddenly, with fear, i could read a script from 2:00 a.m. and not able to go to bed at night and i'm able to call what i find my passion, my job. >> reporter: which is pretty special. >> very special. >> reporter: in "the danish girl" her character has to wrestle with loving her husband, at the same time, she is losing him as einar becomes lily. >> i need to see einar. >> that be me. >> i mean, my husband. can you get him? >> it is a very tough journey that she goes on and really
can't choose to be herself. that is just who she is. can make the choice and then support her. >> reporter: for vikander, each role is a juourney. >> the important thing is make the truth. why would somebody act like that? >> reporter: right. >> you need to find why. >> reporter: then you start to understand some part of yourself maybe too? >> yes. it could be quite terrifying. i see a lot of things in your subconscious, i think. >> reporter: she landed her biggest role yet in the fifth installment of "the bourne franchise" with matt damon. do the stakes seem higher somehow? when you make a bourne film, you know you're making an international blockbuster. >> especially with the bourne movies, i have seen them and they seem surreal stepping on the set and somebody says this. i'm like, whoa. you realize it is one of those
films. maybe you should see a doctor. >> reporter: what is the most thrilling part of acting in film for you? >> if you come on set and you feel like you believe in this film and it's something that you care about, everyone does their best and that kind of team work is something that i love that creation that you do with all of the people. >> reporter: as much as you aspire to with every film, you just can't guarantee it? >> no. that is why it's also so special when you feel it because i think you long for that feeling. >> reporter: including the bourne sequel, she will star in another four films set for release in 2016 which is why a cover story in the january issue of "vogue" calls it "the year of alicia vik anner." >> she was great. >> she is great in almost everything i've seen her in and especially extraordinary for a foreign actress. >> right. another big import to the
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sad news in our "cbs this morning" family. our news center is one man short today. where we coordinated the video for this broadcast. it's where russell johnson worked for years. he died suddenly on tuesday at the age of 55. russ spent decades at cbs beginning with cbs radio. our thoughts this morning are with his family. >> that does it for us. be sure to tune into the "cbs evening news" tonight and for news anywhere watch our 24-hour
the fog will lift, areas west of 95, we're headed to the mid-50s today. areas east of 95, you'll have a better chance of showers tonight. there will be a company will for areas off to the west and sunshine returns this weekend. >> it's 8:55, the earlier issue on i395 northbound side has resolved. we're good to go there. and you'll see traffic on the southbound side. we're doing well around the beltway and 295 free and clear. we'll show you how things are shaping up here. eastern avenue, no issues as you make your way into town. we'll send it over to you. dc police will have body
cameras, later today, the mayor will sign legislation that will out fit 2800 officers with body cameras animes of the footage will be available to the public through the city's open records law. coming up on what's coming up in great day washington. >> i'm meagan mooney. since i premiered the field i went to the washington's sports team. i saw thompson play and got in with him. i sat down for the redskins field to spray paint it. you want to stay tuned, great day washington is up right after this break.
. from the nats to the wizards to the red skin even rocking the red with the cap. >> it's thursday, december 30th, this is great day washington. good morning, my name is chris leary. >> and i'm markette sheppard, we're your host of great day washington. a few hours left of 2015, we'll bring you highlights of the
best sports moments in great day washington history. >> yeah. >> which is only three months back. >> we crammed in a bunch of fun sports stuff in there. >> we touched all of washington's sports team from soccer to football, national stadium and basketball, even hockey and the caps, we launched in september and we got around town. we have lots of players and athletes in the studio as well. so stay tuned for a jampacked show of all things sports. >> meagan mooney was going out to where they are too. >> exactly. i wish i brought my big foam finger that i brought for this show. >> i got all ten of mine. >> it's all about the big red foam finger. we'll have plenty coming up in the show. what's your favorite sports moment. >> i love the big sports teams. what i learned about this sports teams around here is the
dcdivas. >> it's a woman's full padded football team, full contact. oh, isn't that cute, girls football. they're serious and they're good. you'll see them. >> excuse me, they're not girls, they're women. >> they are women. >> their muscles, stay tuned, they can take a guy down in a arm wrestling contest any day of the week, and they're the female mail version of the superbowl. they're some of the toughest women in the country. >> and you want to leave one. >> i'm a steel magnolia. i'm strong and sweet. >> he's rolling his eyes as i'm calling myself sweet. let's move on. when it comes to soccer, dc is united. >> yes, and we've got a visit from dc united connor doyle and one of his biggest